ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday called international community expand maximum support for assistance and rehabilitation of in the floodstruck people of Pakistan, assuring that every penny will be spent transparently.
prime minister, in interaction with representatives of foreign media said: “I want to give my solemn promise and solemn undertaking” that every penny will be spent in in a transparent way.
“Every penny goes to those in need. There will be no losses,” he assured. people of Pakistan, as well as donors.
He said that the country faced with the worst” flood situation in this is history who killed over one thousand people including 300 children wounded thousand more displaced more than a million people and killed over a million animals.
He reminded of international communitygenerous support after the 2010 flood and expected a similar reaction in wake up of ongoing catastrophic situation.
He said he thought he was friendly countries began to send humanitarian aid, but “a lot more needs to be done to get out of the situation. He said the UN Flash Appeal of 160 million dollars and called for its multiplication to overcome growing needs.
floods also washed away crops on the vine, prime minister said and sought international communityattention to current needs of in flood-hit population including drinking water, tents, mosquito nets, and medical treatment.
Prime Minister Sharif said that everyone, including the federal and provincial governments, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the provincial disaster management authorities and the Pakistani army, were in action for salvation and relief of in flood victims.
According to him, the relevant authorities also actively involved in repair of road infrastructure as flash floods damaged thousands of kilometers stretch of roads across the country. He said that because of the destruction of roads, Quetta lost connection with Sind.
According to him, the road infrastructure has been damaged. also led to obstacles in supply of basic essentials flood-hit population. He said the all-pervading catastrophic flood situation also negatively affected the economy by increasing the burden on in national Kitty.
He said government scraped off maximum Resources for assistance and rehabilitation of in people who we currently provided with their basic needs including shelter, tents, mosquito nets, drinking water and treatment.
prime minister said media that the relief operation is underway on across the country. Dozens of helicopters and boats were also in rescue action relocate casualty people in addition to helping items.
“This needs to be done on a much larger scale,” he said, citing the scale of in challenge. He said that a National Flood Response and Coordination Center had been set up. for efficient and fast relief and rehabilitation operation and coordination with donor agencies.
To the question prime minister said the country got three to four times more rain it year and assured that government would redirect it development expenses for rehabilitation of in people.